Idea Stage
Actively Recruiting

doc19.org - Telehealth clinic staffed by global volunteers

Global
Created over 1 year ago
34 Volunteers

About the Project

Description

Many doctors, nurses, medical students and retired healthcare professionals are currently stuck at home, either because they're on standby, self-isolating, or residing with a vulnerable family member. We wanted to give them a safe way to connect with people who need help with Coronavirus, and to reduce the pressure on overstretched hospitals and clinics.

doc19.org allows volunteers to sign up to take video calls from anyone in the world with concerns or questions about COVID-19. When a visitor requests a call, they are connected to a waiting volunteer. Neither the volunteer nor the caller needs an app - it all works through their web browser. The volunteers help callers to access and understand guidance released by the CDC and other official sources.

How far along is it

MVP is live now @ doc19.org

Help Needed

Tasks that need to get done

We need help with outreach to the medical community for finding volunteers. We're finding that it's not hard to convince medics to sign up once they know about the site and understand its mission.

We also need volunteer developers to improve the tech stack, with 37 open GitHub issues at the time of writing: https://github.com/doc19org/medicam/issues

Project details

Who is already working on this

There's a growing team of developers and other contributors, mostly communicating via Discord. Over 100 volunteer medics have signed up to take calls.

Helpful links
How to get in touch
https://discord.gg/CqeH4wA or contact@doc19.org
Number of volunteers needed
100+
Preferred Volunteer location
Remote
Organization status
Not specified